This year, World Water Day falls amidst one of the world’s worst pandemics. We sat down with Relief International’s Technical Director for Water and Sanitation Jill Lauren Hass to understand the challenges that refugees, displaced families, and those living in fragile settings face in accessing clean water in the midst of a global pandemic.
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Two refugees from Syria who work for Relief International in Jordan have been shortlisted to win a coveted humanitarian honor at the Bond International Development Awards 2020, London UK, for their educational work in Jordan’s Azraq Refugee Camp.
There is insufficient data regarding the prevalence and lived experience of Syrian refugees with disabilities in Istanbul. This study aims to provide reliable data on disability and mental health, with which to inform service provision, policy, and advocacy.
Iran is poised to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus. Relief International is one of only two international nonprofit organizations authorized by OFAC and the Iranian authorities to operate in Iran, responding to humanitarian crises like the coronavirus outbreak.
The Risk Management in Fragile Settings Toolkit consists of a suite of tools and supporting guidance to enable managers to codify risk as a basis for decision-making in fragile settings. Used as intended, this framework provides a roadmap for clarifying expectations at all levels of management, and empowering staff to operate within agreed-upon parameters.
Building blocks and children’s books are scattered across the center’s colorful mat floors, and peals of laughter echo throughout the room. This space looks like any other daycare, but it’s not. This one is special. It provides a glimmer of hope in the lives of the youngest Syrian refugees.
The deadly flash floods that struck southern Iran in mid-January have left widespread infrastructure damage in its wake, uprooting more than 250,000 people in 933 villages. Families at the center of the crisis are in urgent need of access to clean sources of water and sanitation facilities. Relief International’s emergency response is underway.
“January 15 was one of the worst days of my life,” recalls Kadija Al-Qadri. After a relatively easy pregnancy, she eagerly awaited the moment when she would hold her youngest child in her arms. But Kadija’s excitement was replaced with fear after she learned that her baby was transverse, or positioned horizontally. In Yemen, it’s a diagnosis that can be deadly.